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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1992 Volvo 850

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Volvo 850. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Volvo 850 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1992 Volvo 850. (170 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1992 Volvo 850.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 79 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Volvo 850. (221 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Volvo 850.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1992 Volvo 850
Make Mercedes-Benz Volvo
Model SLK 850
Year Released 2007 1992
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2435 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3300 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 73 L


 

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